Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Founded January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated began as an idea conceived by five coeds: Arizona Cleaver, Pearl Neal, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, and Fannie Watts. Our founders, also know as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.

Since its inception, Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups; and to be constitutionally bound to a brother group, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Through the Great Depression, discrimination, segregation and a host of other challenges over 100 years, Zeta has continued to thrive and continuee to hold true to its ideals and purpose.

About Xi Xi Zeta

Xi Xi Zeta Chapter was chartered March 16, 1989 in Lithonia, Georgia.  Our first President was Dr. Genova Hightower Lawrence (Charter Member). Other charter members were: Soror(s) Ann Kimbrough, Cleotha Griffith (Life Member), Winifred Abdullah, Josephine Cloud (Triumphant Soror), Angela Daniels Cooper, Pat Felder, Angie Wead, Ethel Chapman, Eula Hardiman, Veronica Lawrence and Shirley Jefferson.  

Xi Xi Zeta Chapter espouses the precious ideals of our founders. Their wisdom and commitment have given us the courage to face the future, the knowledge of who we are, and the guiding principles that leads us to be of service to our communities. An old Yoruba proverb says, "The young cannot teach tradition to the old." Therefore, it becomes the responsibilities of those who have traveled the road before to provide dynamic personal, professional and spiritual insights that help to engender positive images. We are standing where we are because of the efforts of many trailblazers and torchbearers. Every generation prepares its' posterity to make its' mark on the world. 

Our chapter is very active. We have enfolded our National Z-Hope thrust by assisting in the March of Dimes initiative, Wigs for Awareness and other community activities such as local and national election volunteering. 

We are committed to the principles that have made Zeta Phi Beta Sorority strong. The virtues of justice, respect, compassion, support, human dignity and education have captured the essence of our great Sorority and its' struggle to make a difference in the world; for we were founded on the principles of scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood.



State of Georgia

The State of Georgia is comprised of dedicated and hardworking members of the Sorority who are committed to bettering our local communities, our state, our country and the world. We display this commitment through programming such as ZHOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel through Mind, Body and Spirit), our Stork’s Nests and our partnerships with the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society. Through countless hours of community service and donations, Zetas are making a difference!.

Southeastern Region

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Southeastern Region is the home of Founder Fannie Pettie Watts, the 18th International President, Dr. Edith Francis, the 19th International President, Dr. Eunice S. Thomas, the 20th International President, Jylla Moore Tearte and the 22nd International President, Barbara C. Moore. Culturally and geographically diverse, the Southeastern Region encompasses 3 states and 3 Islands — Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago.


National Headquarters

Zeta Phi Beta was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 16, 1920. The Sorority's international programs such as Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel) through Mind, Body and Spirit serve to empower people from all walks of life.As the sorority moves toward its centennial, it retains its original zest for excellence. It espouses the highest academic ideals and that has resulted in its members serving in groundbreaking roles in all fields of endeavor.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.


Xi Xi Zeta Members

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Current Active Sorors

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Xi Xi Zeta Officers

Faye Rashid - President 

Gloria Kilanko - 1st Vice President 

Brandi Blackmon - 2nd Vice President 

Tammy Parker-Outley - 3rd Vice President

Lucille Patrick - Treasurer 

Shantel Stapleton - Recording Secretary

Bola Tilghman - Parliamentarian